Community is in my bones
- By Michelle Renee Johnson
- Published 08/4/2012
Sometimes I wonder if the desire for intentional, conscious community is in my bones. Or maybe it was embedded in some other portion of my DNA. Regardless of where it originated in this physical body, if at all, it is definitely a longing of my soul. Conscious dance was much the same. So was farm life.
They were like a deep yearning that I could not exactly place until the conditions were right to allow them to unfold, or simply for me to find them. And then, when found, my soul would sigh… “Ahhhh, THIS is what I was calling you towards all this time!”
My first experience of farm life, something I had very little experience with as a child, was like a “coming home” to me. I felt like I had been on the farm all of my life. Every fiber of my being sung with resonance. Twelve years later the resonance with farm life feels just as strong.
Conscious, free-form dance was the same. I had always enjoyed dance classes and dancing with friends as a child and young adult, but it always felt so limiting and contrived in so many ways. There was a deeper yearning to express through movement, but I could not find the truly free avenue I craved. When the time was ripe, around 20, the universe aligned me with a taste of what was possible in Massachusetts through Barefoot Boogies. Thirteen years later, again, here I am resonating even deeper with the conscious dance as it opens and heals me in so many profound ways.
And now is the time for community. Deep, yet playful, conscious and intentional community. I can feel the resonance with ever fiber of my being. It calls to me, reminding me of the soul agreement I made before this life ever began.
Conscious dance, farm, community… these soul agreements are, for me, as powerful as any agreement with any human or non-human soul mate. They are soul mates of a kind. They are not dreams, hopes or aspirations. They are more accurately deep callings of the soul to be experienced to serve my human form and my soul’s growth.
So, honor your longings and deepest desires. In their purest form they are the guidance from your soul calling you to an integral piece in your path. And never worry that they may never come. If the longing was planted, it was meant to be fulfilled in this lifetime. It may take longer than you would prefer to manifest. It may show up differently in physical form than you expected. But, it is meant to arrive. Have faith. http://expandingjoycoaching.com/blog/